Are energy bars your weapon of choice for when a snack attack hits? Rather than shelling out for pricey bars with lots of chemically derived additives, save some money by preparing your own. This foolproof, homemade Larabar recipe has a winning combination of nuts, dates and other dried fruits, which deliver fiber, protein and a bit of natural sugar to fuel your morning or afternoon. Our pro tip: Add some cinnamon, vanilla bean, or raw cacao powder if you want to change up the flavor profile. These copycat Larabars will need to chill in the fridge for roughly an hour, but we promise they’re worth the wait!
3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts or pecans)
3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
3/4 cup other dried fruit (such as cranberries, cherries, raisins, figs or more dates)
Pinch of sea salt
- Add the nuts to a food processor and pulse until they form large crumbs. Then, with the motor running, add the dates and other dried fruit to the food processor.
- Process until you have a mixture that sticks together when you press it between your fingers.
- Pour the mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Form the mixture into an 8-inch square and wrap in plastic. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before cutting into bars.
- Store the bars in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks or in the freezer for a few months.